Lancaster’s Economic Action for Downtown’s Success (LEADS)

Lancaster’s Economic Action for Downtown’s Success (LEADS) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer-run organization dedicated to making downtown Lancaster, PA beautiful in every season.

Each spring city lampposts are adorned with flower baskets, and each fall they’re decorated with holiday wreaths and garlands. LEADS conducts a variety of fundraisers to pay for these programs, and, since we’re a volunteer organization, virtually all contributions go directly to these costs.

As the LEADS footprint has grown, so have our expenses. Annual expenditures for the flower basket program now total $30,000. Our “Adopt-A-Basket” donations go toward the flowers, leaving another $13,000 for watering. And, when the city recently installed new light poles, we outfitted them with custom-made brackets at a cost of $40,000. We receive no assistance from the city or the county, relying completely upon private contributions.

Contact Information

Joel Henry, President

P.O. Box 1721
Lancaster, PA 17608

(717) 208-2799

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